Sara Owens Woodard, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and consultant. She has an M.A. in Developmental Psychology from Teacher’s College, Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Utah. Sara spent 20 years providing psychotherapy to young children and adults focused on establishing and maintaining healthy and resilient relationships. She has spent the past seven years developing and delivering teaching and consulting modules for Adept. Sara has practiced meditation for 29 years including 13 years of formal practice and training. She enjoys motorcycling, hiking, bicycling, gardening in her therapeutic, 88-foot circular garden, and playing with her exceptional dogs—Sol and Kaya.
Otis has a B.A. in Business from Georgia State University and started his career with Ernst & Young as a CPA, and then as a management consultant. As fascinating as numbers were, people started fascinating him more. He’s run a large business unit of a Fortune 100, and now consults with one, focusing on leadership development, cultural change and their quest to become a “deliberately developmental organization.” Otis has a daily meditation and compassion practice .He enjoys downhill skiing with friends and cross-country skiing with Sara. He loves walks in the nearby Oregon forest and coast with Sara, Kaya and Sol. He can also be spotted flying in formation with Sara on their motorcycles in the mountains and along the Oregon coast.